I recently took my own advice.
Having sent an article on spec to Standpoint magazine, which rejected it, I made myself boldly offer another. It was accepted and appears this month. http://www.standpointmag.co.uk/counterpoints-march-12-no-more-shrinking-jessica-mann-feminism-equal-rights
Meanwhile, with (believe me!) uncharacteristic bravado, I posted off the first piece to The Oldie, which asked me to cut it to half the length, and printed it as the monthly “rant.”
The Standpoint article is on a subject we have been discussing here, ie the male-female imbalance in print. I suggest that women writers or women who aspire to anything else, shouldn’t treat rejection as a permanent state, and mustn’t let themselves be discouraged. .
Answer: see above.